Skip to comments.Report: U.S. Supplying Tanks, Fighter Jets To Islamist-Controlled Egypt
Posted on 12/09/2012 11:42:56 AM PST by Fennie
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood government is set to receive more tanks and fighter jets from the U.S.
These include 200 M1A1 Abrams battle tanks and "a squadron of F-16 Falcon" fighters.
Besides the obvious problems associated with sending weaponry to a government run by the Muslim Brotherhood, one must also consider the precarious position the U.S. will find itself in should war break out between Israel and Egypt.
This concern becomes paramount when one considers how the billions in aide provided annually by the U.S. have enabled Egypt to develop "far and away the largest army in Africa." Egypt is also the "fourth largest F-16 operator among 25 countries."
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Thank you for helping me to understand how you think.
All part of 0bummer’s plan to destroy Israel and advance the muzzie worldwide caliphate.
Why is it so critical Egypt get these weapons this year? I wonder what role defense industry lobbyists are playing in this transfer.
No million man marches in the streets of Europe if Obammy does the same things as the “Bushcheneyhaliburtonmonsters”.
It doesn’t matter how many tanks Egypt has or what sort they are.
They still have to cross the Sinai in a large group to matter and a few tiny neutron weapons kills their crews and makes the tanks spoils of war for Israel.
Israel won’t let them build up a tank force on the border by adding a few tanks at a time...that violates the treaty Egypt signed to regain the Sinai.
Egyptians flying F16s would be a poor match for Israelis in their F16s. They would soon become expensive debris. After a few were downed the rest would be hidden as best they could manage.
The main thing is that Egyptian brains are no match at all for Israeli brains ;-)
Indonesian Go Home!
0bama cannot do this unilaterally. It appears the Islamic U.N. controls our Congress too.. I wonder who’s cutting the checks to our Reps and our (0bama’s) media?
Hussein’s mission: deliver America’s wealth and weapons to Muslims and communists.
What do you call “200 M1A1 Abrams battle tanks and “a squadron of F-16 Falcon” Egyptian fighters”?
Target practice for Israel.
I would hope that any hardware we sell has a remote controlled off switch that is 100% tamper proof.
And that Israel has the code to deactivate such equipment.
So what is new?
No surprise. The traitor in chief has shown very clearly where his loyalties lie.
Hussein is arming the terrorists.
Your tax dollars at work.
Egypt already receives the highest amaount of foreign aid than any country in the world, other than Israel.
enough is enough - no more!!!
TREASONIST but who is listening and who is acting?
Curious story and suspect on its face. Egypt has a license to manufacture its own M1 Abrams. To date they’ve made at least 700 by themselves. The important thing they don’t have is run-and-shoot fire control. Could be they’re going to receive some of our leftover Iraq stock since our guys don’t want to spend the bucks to ship the stuff back here. The Egypt version is diesel. I can’t see them even wanting to take on maintenance of the gas turbine model. And just where is that Arab gas turbine school?
And Sen. Tom Coburn says we need to cut Soc and Medicare from the old folks in the US? Go figure?
So how can our govt not be considered an enemy of Israel if we’re supplying weapons to terrorists which will one day be used against them? WTF kind of world are we living in???
Boy is Barak gonna catch hell from the Imams/Muslim world when they discover that a number of pork derived products are part and parcel of the manufacture and maintenance of modern combat hardware. From lubricants to paint additives to insulation..the list is QUITE large.
So essentially, Obama is sending/condemning literally millions of jihadis to muslim hell, forever devoid of contact with the grace of Allah..
And since all this info is freely available and has been for some time on the web via material data sheets for the majority of this stuff, the Imams can’t wave a magic goat and erase the fact that use of American military hardware is extremely haram.
The CIA could not have planned it better.
Have fun boys! HAHAHAHAH!!!!!
Aside from the “WHY” of granting a production license in the first place, nothing much new with Egyptians producing Abrams. Contracts were originally let in 1987-1988.
“Egyptian brains are no match at all for Israeli brains”...maybe so but I’ll put my money on Israeli leadership and individual WILL. Egyptians may especially lack the former but not brains. Nor individual courage.
There’s a great deal of depth to Cherokee1’s observation about Egyptian capabilities. Their Abrams may look like the real deal but they amount to a new ‘Vette with a Blue Flame Six. Their F-16’s may be a bit better though. But no matter the export system, it’s all in the option list...the bells and whistles. Israel’s home-brew version, F-16I, just might give our’s a run for the roses. Same with their F-15I...the Ra’am.
Contract Events 2007-2012....
Dec 3/12: General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights, MI receives a $37.6 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for services in support of the M1A1 co-production effort at the Egyptian Tank Plant in Cairo, Egypt. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights and Cairo, with an estimated completion date of Feb 28/15. One bid was solicited, with 1 bid received by US Army Contracting Command in Warren, MI (W56HZV-09-C-0488).